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Postgraduate Students


At any time there are between fifteen and twenty postgraduate students in Materials Engineering.


Graham Morrison

Anistropy in Tensile Strength of the AA5182 Aluminium Alloy: The Effect of Microstructural Formations Investigated Through the Transverse Direction (TD) plane.

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Lesley Mukwada

Non-edible vegetable oil co-polymers prepared using renewable terpenoid monomers.

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Daniel Slater

Modelling the Effect of Inter-Metallic Particles on the Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of AA3104 during Hot Rolling

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Quintin de Jongh

Design, Development and Testing of an Aerolap Polishing Machine for Selective Laser Sintered (SLS) Ti6Al4V Aerospace Components.

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Tshepo Maluleka

Quantification of the effects of thermal cycle on intermetallic microstructure in 8000 series alloys used in battery foil applications. 

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Thapelo Sibanyoni

The influence of (Selective laser melting) SLM processing parameters on the microstructural and mechanical properties development of Beta 21S and TC11 titanium alloys.

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James Dicks

Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Foams based on Castor Oil.

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Andrew Hlupo

Validation and application of the small sample punch test for toughness measurement of ex-service power plant steels.

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Evrard Mayembo

Influence of surface treatment on the mechanical properties of hemp-filled epoxy composites.

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Duduzile Ramasimong

XRD effectiveness in fatigue life characterisation on a stainless steel material.

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Chenesai Nyakunu

Mechanical property and meso-structure assessment of Ti6Al4V parts as function of high-speed selective laser melting practice (additive manufacturing): influence of laser scan rate on the microstructure and mechanical properties of SLM Ti6Al4V. 

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Tinashe Jambo

Influence of post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) on the tensile behaviour of P91 weldments.

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Lizé-Mari Ferreira
Green composites from castor oil and renewable reinforcing materials.
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Mikyle Paul
Investigation into the effect of build direction on fatigue and fracture properties of SLM Nickel-based super alloys used for the manufacture of high speed gas turbine blades.
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Ibrahim Stracey
Development of a Small Punch Test rig for embrittlement testing of metallic materials.
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Londiwe Motibane
Effect of Increased Powder Pre-Heating on Microstructural Evolution, Distortion caused by Residual Stress and Mechanical properties.
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Innocent Mutsakatira
The effect of the surface condition of aluminium ingot (AA 3003) during roll bonding with the clad aluminium alloy AA4343 to form an aluminium brazing material.
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Shanle Baron
The effect of homogenization conditions on microstructural evolution during hot rolling of AA3104 aluminium alloy.
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Mapula Matjee
Stress Corrosion Cracking resistance to grade 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel weldments.
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Candice Mias
To investigate the effect of processing parameters on the microstructural evolution and texture development in AA3104 aluminium alloy during hot rolling on a reversing mill.
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